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hundreds turned out at a prayer vigil at riverside city hall last night. his 27-year-old partner was wounded in the attack and is expected to survive. the names of the two officers have been kept a secret because authorities fear donor could go after their families next. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you with new developments during the newscast. the latest breaking news is on twitter at abc7 news bay area and on the web site at abc7news.com. >> in the bay area we are on the storm watch this morning as snow falls in the higher elevation and bay area roads are slick and will probably stay that way through the commute. now to abc7 news reporter live with that story. >> the showers are spotty this morning. it is not raining here but the streets behind me showed it was raining moments ago. it comes and goes but the good soaking happened last night when the rain started. lock at this video last night from civilian and daly city area. good rain came down. it has been a while. so, some people had their umbrellas and paid attention and knew it
conway allen of suisun city. it was one week ago that she was found murdered in a park. vick lee explains what he has learned since the arrest was announced. >> go to bed at nature and wake up in the morning first think we think about is that little girl and i'm grateful that they found this person. >> sense of relief from people we spoke with here in fairfiel fairfield. relief that police now have the murder suspect. >> anthony la mar jones 32 years old. he was arrested early this morning at his mother's apartment in this residential complex near the 1100 block of east taiber avenue. neighbor told us an officer knocked on the door at around 6:30. >> asked me question. show me pictures of a man that they thought was the perpetrator and showed me pictures of the girl. asked if i of have ever been to crown barber. >> that turned out to be amen hair style shop that jones reportedly started here at the shopping maul last year with several other associates. places appeared here early this morning during the operation. they took evidence from the shop and boarded up the window and door. jo
the 11th story of city heights, a condo complex located at st. james and san pedro street overnight. investigators are not releasing any other information about what led to that fall. >>> a major break in the case that has shaken a local city. police say they made an arrest in the death of a 13-year-old girl. her body was found in a park in fairfield last friday. tonight a 32-year-old man is behind bars. nbc bay area's monte francis joins us with the latest. >> reporter: raj, good evening. fairfield police and the fbi spent part of the day after suspect's house and at his work place which is reportedly a barbershop on oliver road. what is the connection, if any, between the suspect and the 13-year-old victim? officers arrested 32 ye-year-ol anthony lamar jones of fairfield as he was walking along the 1100 block of east tabor avenue in fairfield at about 7:00 this morning. police say he had been under 24-hour surveillance since early on in the investigation. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time he acted alone and there are no other suspects'
identified only as ethan was kidnapped from a school bus in midland city last week by a man who shot and killed the bus driver on board. the fbi spent days negotiating with the kidnapper. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. they stormed the bunker yesterday in the afternoon after dykes became agitated and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minne
miles per hour. that's the main impact. temperature-wise. still quite mild. 41. 42 in ocean city. getting colder. there will be snow breaking out in oakland and garrett county. and frostburg west, later on tonight. maybe a fau snow showers. the northeast, boy, they're really going to get hammered. tim has a look at the real impacts coming up later tonight and tomorrow. >> we're talking about a storm of historic proportions because of the amount. they get heavy storms up there. but not quite to this magnitude. what we're looking at here is rain. temperatures will stay warm. but mild, i'll say, 41 degrees, when this storm was rolling up the eastern sea board. and now that the moisture has passed us. it's timing, with all the colder air. that's going to mean roughly 24 to 36 inches, up near boston, in about a foot up near new york city. it's going to mean significant delays. of course, this storm is intensifying as it is moving up. we have rain from ocean city, to cecil county. except for just a few showers. could present flurries before the
. >> here in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in manhattan then is less than a foot but in massachusetts, rhode island and maine they are still expecting up to another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to now warning, new jersey through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of amer
in alabama entering its fourth day. >>> mayor of new york city from 1978 until 1989 ed koch has died. >>> i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. it was about the president and the inauguration. ♪ the brave ♪ any questions? >>> monthly jobs numbers, the unemployment rate is now 7.9% 157,000 jobs were added. >>> three people are dead in a massive traffic pile-up. meanwhile ten people were injured in a pile-up west of indianapolis. >>> all that -- >> we'd like to -- >> are you sloppy? >> yeah. >> are you -- >> this is horrible. why did i even rush here? >> oh, shut up, dave. >>> he's from nebraska he's a war hero. >> he's from nebraska that's a qualification? >> all that matters. >> new orleans hosts a big party. >> on "cbs this morning." >> some say their favorite part of the super bowl game is the commercials. >> ooh that really targets their key demographic. 14-year-old boys making $500,000 a year. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning" from super bowl park at jackson square new orleans. we want to get right to some breaking news from ankara tu
in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in man hitten we have less than a foot, but in massachusetts, rhode island and in maine they are still expecting another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to newark through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. >>> the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if it hadn't been a setup of bank of america branch in oakland, it mi
. all the way inland. 43 degrees. walnut creek. 48 in san francisco. upper 40s. ry city. and in the -- in redwood city is. and we head to the north. petaluma. and 44 here again. we are dealing with partly to mostly cloudy skies and the fog. the buoys are showing the wave heights this morning. so the hazard statement still in effect from the national weather service. this is the possibility of rip currents and it is until 10:00 a.m. going to die down from the afternoon. subsiding pretty good. if you are thinking about maybe taking a walk with your dog. >> pacific sat he tell light view. ridge of high pressure will be building in, in time for the second part of the day and looks like we will be partly sunny and first part of the day. we are dealing with partly sunny. partly cloudy skies and into noontime. better clearing here along the coast. may hug the entire day. perhaps pacifica. and half moon bay and as we get into 4:00 or so. we are sunny as well as inland. we have the low clouds this morning and this is 7:12 to be contact. into the afternoon. sun setting at 5:05. si
of turkey. a suicide bomber set off explosives right outside the u.s. embassy in the capitol city of uniquer a. coming up at 6:15 our washington, d.c. newsroom just received a response from the state department on the bombing. >>> time is 6:02. in other news for you this morning, the 49ers starting a brand new day in their quest for a sixth super bowl championship. we have sports anchor joe fonzi standing by he's with the 49ers down in new orleans. first we are starting with tara moriarty on a developing story. tara, this is causing new distractions for the team. >> reporter: that is for sure. this is actually an antibullying video that two players made. and it's a little odd but at first both denied ever making it. >> leave -- letting yourself set goals for yourself. >> reporter: line backer ahmad brooks and isaac told a usa today sports reporter they didn't realize the purpose behind a video me made last august was to fight bullying against gay, lesbian, and by sexual teens. now the video has been pulled from the it gets better campaign website. brooks said he knew it was an antibullying v
for road work. rain at the san mateo bridge with roads wet from hayward to foster city. we will keep following it. >> the search growing for for a follower lapd cop wanted for killing three people. and there is an interest in celebrities? authorities do not know where he is or what he will do but schools and ski resorts are re-opening in san bernardino but they are on high alert. his burned out truck was found there but he could be hours away by now. in his manifesto where he declares war on the lapd he rambles of famous people. donor wrote messages to tebow, and charlie sheen and tv chef and tony women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us fo
inches an hour in some spots. >> and take a look at this map. up to 12 inches in new york city to an incredible 3 feet in parts of connecticut. boston got smacked with two feet, leaving people there with a new big dig to deal with. ron, who used to live in boston, will remember the big dig. it was the largest public works project in the history of mankind. we have a new public works project for boston now. >> a huge headache for them. our extreme weather team is where the snow is this morning. fanned out across the storm zone. with the latest on what's to come, how to handle it when you get back on the roads, as well. >> leading our coverage of the blizzard of 2013, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor, who is in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out this morning from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other
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action against the city of oakland for his wrongful conviction. he told us would he in the comment on that. he was only interested in seeing hisfamily and friends. in dublin, abc 7 news. >> plan police say under investigation since last november now inÑi jail for molestation. as thomas explains, the last thing that mother with kids at that school wanted to hear is that a suspected child molester was working there. >>reporter: jason of san bruno once an actor here at the center repertoire company at the center for the narcotic walnut creek. he also worked here at the ballet school on north main street. the daughter takes lessons at the school. >> hurts my heart to know that someone around young children is to go something terrible. >> operators at the school told that you say once they heard 27-year-old man was being investigated by both walnut creek and pleasant hill police he was fired. >> they also say he was a clerk and not around chirp. pleasant hill police lieutenant dan says the investigation into child molestation allegations against him began last november. >> femal
. >>> well, the city of san francisco reportedly plans to demolish the current home of the 49ers with a big bang. brian flores tells us what's gonna happen at candle still park. that's coming up at -- standle stick park. that's -- candlestick park. that's coming up at 7:43. >>> police are investigating the fourth homicide of the year. this is on audibon drive. a teenaged boy was killed overnight. janine de la vega is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. this area is located near mclaughlin and felon. i just spoke with one neighbor who says she had a hard time sleeping last night. she watched as the young man died in front of her. you can see some of the damage left other. this is where a bullet pierced this minivan. this car was got involved in the shooting. police say just after 9:00 last night, a group of teenagers were driving near clements. when police got to the scene, they found two-- two teenaged boys. >> i heard like a -- like at least six gunshots and then some tire squeaking. that's about it. i didn't pay much attention to it. my sister came knocking on the door and said go
to get up to 3 ft. of snow, while new york city is expected 10 to 14 in.. to the south, philadelphia was looking at a possible two to 5 in.. the snow is expected to start friday morning with the heaviest amounts cummingtonite into tomorrow morning. the snow could block some residents indoors for days, as the forecast calls for a potentially historic winter storm. dingto gk up on the essentials like milk, bread and batteries. it is also leaving a huge impact on travel. >> i just got off to phone with the duty manager and he stated that there have been flights that have been canceled. boston has had three flights canceled and then this block to york jfk, they have six of slides that have also been canceled. philadelphia is on time but that still may change. we are talking about the arrival times. we are way ahead into the future but according to the duty manager they are doing this just to make sure that people are not caught off guard. 39 departures and 18 arrivals. at terminal 1 at united they are rebuilding their passengers. they have a lot of scrambling going on. >> storm tracker 4
city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural and social and economic connection of an electrical outlet in their home. so he made sure to take on the special interests that were controlling elec
. >> developing stores were following out of a vatican city this morning. the vatican says pope benedict the 16th will resign on february 28th. his path to spacy began in 2005. >> last year the pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appear to have trouble reading part of an address he delivered in rome. this reportedly only the second time head of catholic church has stepped down and according to reports, it comes off as a surprise. >> topping our news here in california, the manhunt continues to refuse it x capris dorner . >> police are searching the southern california mountains near big bear this morning and they are uping the ante . the reward for information leading to dornberd arrest has now risen to a million dollars. casey wian has the latest. >> monday morning when i came in and open the shops one of the employes went to throw away the trash he came back with a clipped a magazine full of bullets. also a belt and a helmet. >> he brought it to me. i asked him where did he find it. he said in a back the luster. >> he reportedly found it when he was walking across the streets
-arab feeling of the entire city. for many 49ers fans. >> hopeful about -- some of the---vibe... of the city. they are optimistic. am hoping that there will be another super bowl champs. (singing the national anthem) >> you're looking at the chorus from sandy hook elementary school performing a rendition of "america the beautiful" at sunday's super bowl. the 26 children were joined by singer jennifer hudson during the second verse. some players were on the verge of tears as they watched from the sidelines. fans offered a rousing ovation at the song's finish. as you may remember, sandy hook is the school where 20 children and six adults died when a gunman opened fire during a rampage in december. >> more news is on the way, but first, ravens coach john harbaugh talks about the win against his brother, jim. >> the way that the game played out 28-6 and the lights went out. i just knew with jim harbaugh of being on the other side that it is going to be a dogfight to the end. there is no greater competitor, breeder coached in the national football league or in the ball as far as i am concerned as
to these type of storms and to use common said stay off the city. stay home. >> this could be the similarities between the historic 1978 and today would not be quite as dramatic. >> for some, that stalledstall.t instead the two-three days it more perhaps just 24 hours. >> the hardware stores, groceries stores and with everybody is being advised to ride it out. and here in boston they are expecting to see the of worst of this with the possibility of a two-3 in. per hour. and also along the coast of winds of 75 mph and the risk of flooding. tory done it-- dunnin....affected airports include boston, newark, and j-f-k. so far this morning. 16 flights to boston have been cancelled. around 35 flights to j-f-k have been cancelled. and 13 departing flights to newark have been cancelled. nationwide, airlines have instituted flexible rebooking waivers and are pre-emptively canceling more than 3,000 flights ahead of the major winter storm. we do not have to worry about snowfall but what about rainfall? >> the southern portion of the bay area is contending with some great. we do see some light rainfall fo
city was diverted due to an unruly passenger on board we're told. jet blue flight 185 landed in denver at 7:15. kusa reports it was a customer service issue between a flight attendant and female passenger. a federal air marshall got involved. once the individual was escorted off the plane the flight was back in the air. denver police, the tsa and fbi are now handling that investigation. back to youp. >> all right. tom costello, thank you so much. >> we're following another breaking news story. ed koch, former mayor of new york city has died. he was a towering political figure in the city who earned a reputation for his sometimes combative style. ron allen has more on koch's career in politics. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. ed koch was certainly a legendary iconic figure in new york. tributes and remembrances are pouring in. he was 88 and died of congestive heart failure. he's being remembered as a politician that got things done, did so in a way that left a lasting impression. >> hi! >> reporter: ed koch was a quintessential new yorker and one of the city's most popular
? >> and all that matters. >> snow emergency in the city of boston will go into effect at noontime, stay off the streets of our city basically stay home. >> the good news if you like snow we're going to have some. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the worst hit is boston expecting five-foot snow drifts. my god! if that happens to new york we won't find our mayor until spring! >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off today. anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west police in southern california may be closing in on a former officer who declared war on his own. christopher dorner is accused of shooting two police officers yesterday in river side california, killing one of them. he was already wanted for killing a young couple. the dragnet stretches for hundreds of miles across southern california, but this morning, the focus is on big bear outside los angeles. ben tracy is there, ben, good morning. >> reporter: norah and anthony good morning. with daylight on the west coast the search resumes for christopher dorner. they did have small search teams
from kansas city to chicago were canceled overnight and traffic here in northern illinois is very slow going, and in fact the snow itself may be diminishing but it's going to be replaced by something even worse, ice. charlie, norah? >> dean reynolds thank you. meteorologist jeff berardelli, where is the storm headed now is. >> it's moving toward the east. it's weakening but another storm will move up the eastern seaboard and may give significant snow to interior portions of new england so let's go to the maps and show you what's happening. we have some heavy snow in parts of michigan still heavy snow around milwaukee, wisconsin, moving north of there right now and some rain to the south but as we kind of look ahead into tomorrow, the worst of it looks to be probably starting midafternoon in new england, but notice along the i-95 corridor philadelphia, new york city, all the way to about boston it's mainly going to be rainfall however just interior from boston and boston is going to be a very close call it will be a mix of wet, heavy snow and rain and inland
. >> on the ground, we have maryland state police. we have the baltimore city police, baltimore sheriff. >> reporter: the suv left a massive hole right here in the side of this building. a city building inspector had to be called in to make sure that the structure is stable. bennett is facing armed robbery and assault charges. the stabbing victim is expected to be okay. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, meghan. the department is saying no officers were injured in the chase. >>> it has been almost two weeks since someone fatally stabbed a teen during the ravens victory parade and no arrest. the 16-year-old is laid to rest. rochelle ritchie with the latest. >> reporter: these pictures caught the final moments of live for 15-year-old smith. >> it was unnecessary for a fight to breakout and he was stabbed. >> reporter: the person in purple is the suspect in his murder. >> we know it is an isolated incident. the victims knew their attackers. >> reporter: his funeral this afternoon brought broken hearts to say good-bye. family
into interior sections of new england, almost no snow for new york city. mostly a rain event from new york city and new jersey all the way down into much of the parts of the delmarva peninsula. we will have to keep watching this and plus there's another system that's going to be coming out of the pacific northwest today that's going to cause more problems for everybody who got hit in kansas, missouri and iowa earlier this week. >> this week is going to be a wild one. >> very active week. like flo rida. >> thanks very much. let's head back to new york for a check of the other top stories and check in with carl. hey, carl. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. a manhunt has intensified after a deadly shoot-out in the heart of the las vegas strip. nbc's miguel al mcguire is there with the latest. good morning. >> carl, good morning. police are combing through mounds of surveillance tape trying to identify murder suspects. they say this began in a parking area and spilled out on to the street just behind me. mayhem off the vegas strip. a car fully engulfed in flames after a wild shooting. three
. >>> homicide detectives are joining the investigation into a suspicious fatal city fire. this comes after firefighters found the body of a woman inside the became of this home in the 5700 black of high gate drive in northwest baltimore. her death was initially blamed on smoke inhalation but the med examiner's office is working on what killed her. >>> a 2-year-old body is discovered in the trash on its way to the landfill. now her mother is facing charges for the crime. now in a bizarre twist the women says she killed her child because she was possessed by the devil. meghan mccorkell has the story. >> good morning. police got a tip that something might be wrong after neighbors say they haven't seen that little girl for a couple of days. now her mother is facing murder charges. >> the daughter of 2-year-old chassidy booth found in a pile of garbage. her mother confessed to killing the child. booth told police her daughter was suffering from a muslim curse placed on her by her father. she claimed she was possessed by an evil spirit. >> the mother had a plausible story about the child being e
significant delays in and out of the city. and that means everywhere up and down the eastern sea board. and back into the midwest and beyond. because of the air travel delays. winds are going to pick up here. bob talked about the timing of that at 9:00 p.m. and they're going to really kick in here over the next few hours. we'll talk about that more in your complete first warning forecast. for now, back inside. >> thank you, tim. and as you said, the storm is really expected to pick up steam and hammer several northeastern states tonight. first warning weather coverage continues with marley hall reporting for wjz, from harford, connecticut. >> reporter: the icy sleet that pelted new york city this afternoon, is turning into a full-blown snowstorm this evening. by tomorrow, manhattan could be buried under a foot of snow. >> if it gets crazy, stay in. if not, you know, keep on moving. that's how new york is. >> a nasa satellite photo shows the northeaster colliding with another storm from the west. creating a wintry double whammy from the northeast.
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
part of the country this morning. weather channel mike seidel is in kansas city, missouri, for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a whiteout here in kansas city, snowing two inches an hour with winds gusting 30 miles an hour. this is a big storm. it will likely be their biggest snowfall in about 20 years. meanwhile, this part of the country is in a terrible drought, so the farmers are happy to see anything, snow or rain, falling from the sky. this may be coming soon to a sidewalk near you. just like this trusty mailman in michigan, millions of americans are already being challenged by a fierce winter storm. in kansas, they are bracing for up to 18 inches of snow in some parts. police in wichita are telli ini folks to stay home. >> we are asking people to stay off the roadways just because of the conditions that are deteriorating. >> reporter: the latest big blast of winter is predicted to hit 18 states, affecting at least 30 million people. all from a storm that hit california and the west coast and is now moving across the country. in tulsa, oklahoma, reduced visibi
with news out of the city. former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and for helping to rescue new york from near financial ruin. he died this morning. he was 88 years old. >>> we turn now to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning have shown that prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> and we're getting our first major read how the economy is faring thus far. 157,000 jobs were created. fewer than the economists had expected. the unemployment ticked up slightly. raising from 7.8% to 7.9%. >>> and a $30,000 reward is now being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was ambushed by a masked gunman, shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> we have a developing story south of the border.
a big city like manhattan, right? >> of course. it's a shock wave, basically. the physics of it is it hits the earth's atmosphere and feels like a brick wall to it. because of how fast it is moving. and when you hit a brick wall you basically explode. that's what happened here. exploded in midair. that shock wave shatters glass or anything sort of fragile and breakable over a huge radius. remember the oklahoma city bomb that destroyed the building it hit, but of course much glass was broken in the surrounding area. that's the effect of a shock wave air blast of an explosion of this kind. >> this seems to have come without warning. is this the sort of thing that scientists aren't able to detect in the atmosphere? >> yeah. below a certain size asteroid, they come in without warning. exactly. above a certain size, a radar can detect them. the military certainly has a smaller threshold for what they can see coming in. by the time you see them coming in, there's no defense against them. something this size is not going to render the human species exstint. something large enough
flights. that is despite new york city's three major airports and boston's logan airport being closed. on friday, more than 60 flights coming in and out of s f o were canceled. no cancellations have been reported oakland international or menendez the san jose airport. >> we have a few places that are still below freezing mark. it will be a another cool afternoon but we will have plenty of sunshine. if it will be 55 degrees and a half moon bay. it will be upper 50s for the south bay and about 58 degrees in antioch. it will be 61 degrees expected for napa up and upper 50s for downtown san francisco. >> in the southland, the search resumes today for former loss angeles police officer out for revenge. christopher and dorner is suspected of killing three people, including one police officer. for despite any extensive search, authorities have not been able to track him down. today, that will continue to canvass the snow-covered san bernadine no mountains where dorners burned pickup truck was found. on friday, there was a four hour search of his mother's home in orange county. several bags o
and by a rancher. i ewe up in new york city. gentlemen, thanks for being on "the young turks." >> thanks for having us. >> thank you. >> benjamin, i want to talk about the ranching. what is it about this pipeline and how will it affect your life and the life of people who do what you do? what are the impacts on your business? >> well, the first impact's going to be the immediate impacts of construction on the land itself, so for example what folks from where i'm from in the sand hills were concerned about was the impacts on that landscape, because it's very fragile. sand hills is the name, and that's the soil. it's sand, and folks are concerned about erosion wind erosion, and things like that. another impact is to the aquifer. this pipeline will be directly in the aquifer. that's the largest fresh water source in north america and the sows of all of our agricultural livestock and irrigation water and source of the economy in my state. >> we almost wore the same thing today. i'm glad that didn't happen. you know i think that in speaking to both of you, one of the things, steven, is to talk about wha
already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. they've closed the schools today. amtrak canceling trains after the 1:00 train between new york and boston. the airports as we said closed. not closed but no flights. flights have been canceled. this is going to be the case up and down the northeast coast. here's what we've got. we've got two systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure making its way up the east coast. and you can see the moisture from that system along the coast, the cold air being dragged in from the clipper. they will combine eventually later this morning into this afternoon. as we see the clipper transfer its energy over to the east coast system, that will draw in the cold air behind it, bringing up the moisture from the atlantic an
is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hurricane to hit the northeast 40 years and the second most costly in the nation's history. the agency directly attribute 72 death and the u.s. from sandy at least 87 more deaths indirectly from causes like hypothermia do the power outages and taxes during cleanup efforts. the super storm also caused an estimated $50 billion in damage, the greater than any u.s. hurricane outside of katrina. >> good morning is 7:14 a.m.
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime, the "triumph" has been moved to a shipyard in mobile, where extensive repairs and cleanup begin as the official incident investigation also begins. because the ship is registered in the bahamas and the event occurred in international waters, the bahamian authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for saving the boy. rob and diana? >> great news he made it out alive and right in time for his birthday. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we've identified gaping holes in the background checks. it's really become what is america's dir
are creating dangerous driving conditions. hundreds were stranded offer night. new york city mayor offered help to long island officials. >> eastern long island got a lot more snow. anything if he needs equipment, we will happen write to dot. >> reporter: at least four deaths have been blamed on the storm. >>> the storm also forced a nuclear power plant in massachusetts to shut down after losing power. the shut down at the plant doesn't pose a threat to public safety. >>> the storm has crippled air travel nationwide. jfk in new york has reopened but several flights aren 't contract celled because of the weather that's stranded passengers across the criminal alex is live for us at sfo with mormon the canceled flights. >> reporter: good morning. travelers here at sfo can expect headaches later on today as they try to reach the northeast. similar to yesterday when lots of flights were canceled. they are expecting a similar story today. i want to take you inside the terminal. there are a number of flights that have been scrapped, mostly it's runs to boston and the new york area. duty manager i tal
. >> i never meant to hurt the city i loved. >> reporter: during nine years of hard gambling in vegas, atlantic city, and san diego, ms. o'connor wagered well over $1 billion. that's more than $300,000 every single day, more than $12,500 every single hour, waking and sleeping. her total losses -- $13 million. >> i did borrow the money from my husband's foundation. >> reporter: that's why she landed in court. over $2 million taken from a charity set up by the late husband. she'd already remortgaged her home, sold a hotel, auctioned her possessions. apparently spent her last dime. peterson died in '94 with o'connor by his side. she claims grief drove her to gambling. >> i lost my husband. i lost three of my siblings. i lost my two best friends. >> it can be triggered by grief, loss, stress, medications. gambling simply too much. >> reporter: o'connor also had a brain tumor during the gambling years. >> in the centers of the brain that affect and control logic, reasoning, and most importantly, judgment. >> reporter: ms. o'connor is now 66 years old, in poor health. broke. the court just
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
city. rick reichmuth is outside our studio in manhattan and anna in central park. rick, let's start with you. >> ana or me. >> anna, she's better looking. >> no question. >> guys, are we going to anna first? >> okay, good morning to you guys. we're in central park right now in midtown manhattan. it's gorgeous, there's 8 inches of snow on the ground. it looks a little bit higher as i go through here. the snow is falling in long island and the new england states. connecticut has gotten 3 feet of snow and we're hearing boston got clobbered with 2 feet and still falling. there are only a handful of deaths. we heard only of one but allison, you're mentioning four. it appears people learned lessens following superstorm sandy and heeding the warnings. traffic bans were in place. police in new york mentioned there were hundreds of cars stuck on the long island expressway. people really thinking back to the blizzard of '78 when the last travel plan was in place in boston. residents have been getting hit hard and they're trying to keep up with the snowfall. let's take a listen. >> this is the
? >> we're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that big western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures from yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3, 2.5 inches in okc proper. but just west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. look at how warm it is. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i don't know, i would be at manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. number 7. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. just listen to me here. drive time home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low pulls out of here. so, do be careful on your what? your drive time home. >> stormy, stormy, south gea, >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party c
city and up to mackinaw city, weep are looking at about 6 to 9 inches of snow. we're going to get to your local forecast in just a sec, but first this message. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. >>> 7:20 on a thursday morning. happy valentine's day to you. a live look just a spectacular start to the day over the san francisco bay. you can clearly see the bay bridge here. we do have fog out there. travel cautiously. as we head throughout the afternoon, upper 60s and eastbound low 70s. santa cruz, 71. 68 inland. 68 bayside even warmer as we head into the end of the week. >>> and that's your latest weather, savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. >>> coming up much more on the breaking news, the stunning arrest of olympic runner oscar pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend. we're going to talk to somebody who knew the victim. but, first, this is "today" on >>> still ahead, we find out why savannah is toting tables across new york city. >>> and the nation's newest of medal of hono
later in the show. right now we want to go to vatican city in rome where nbc's anne thompson has more on the first appearance from pope benedict xvi since his announcement that he's stepping down at the end of the month. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is ash wednesday. it's usually a somber day in the catholic church. there's a celebratory air here in vatican city as the pope begins what some are calling his farewell tour. this morning, the public getting its first chance to express their appreciation for pope benedict since announcing his abdication. with the end of his papacy days away. a church famous for its rituals, vatican officials are working without a script as benedict moves into retirement. what are you going to call pope benedict once he steps down? >> i don't think he will be the pope emeritus. one of his other titles is the bishop of rome. he will probably be the americas bishop of rome. >> reporter: showed a flare for fashion, earning the nickname the prada pope. this monastery is being renovated for pope benedict. it will have a library for
. kansas city, digging out once again. and the heavy, wet snow, bringing down old trees. and creating a new danger, roof collapses. one man was killed after a roof buckled in oklahoma. in belton, missouri, a family narrowly made it out, after this wall came crashing down. >> it was like a big, huge salad bowl. that's when i realized, we have to get out. >> reporter: two hours west, in missouri's capital, jefferson city, the entire ceiling and front wall of this warehouse, destroyed. so, here at o'hare, and at many airports, it will be a day of playing catchup. and another busy day of digging out across the path of this storm. sam? >> alex, the middle of the country taking a wallop out of this storm system. as it continues to move east, there's still some snow left. we'll see maine, northern new york state, coming in with an additional six inches of snow there. we'll go through all of america's weather when we come back in a minute. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and we're going to turn, now, to washington. and the grim countdown to the massive spending cuts that will kick in on f
of snow for some of the biggest cities in the northeast and new england. the wind and storm surge, also a huge issue. our affiliates from across the region reporting on the deteriorating conditions. >> i can tell you i'm standing alongside one very, very angry long island sound. take a look out here. you can see the waves whipping up. the gusts are starting to come at us now. you get a perspective from the light just how fast and hard the snow is starting to fall. >> reporter: the roads are already horrible. >> the roads are so bad right now that i would honestly rather walk than drive. >> reporter: this section of i-95 in connecticut was shut down and even the plows are crashing. this one flipped in bedford county, virginia. in new york, long lines and fears of fuel shortages like after superstorm sandy. >> there is no need to panic buying gas for your cars. all indications are the gas supply is plentiful and deliveries will not be disrupted. >> reporter: at the airport, at least 4,500 flights canceled through sunday and delays felt as far away as los angeles. in boston, getting off th
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